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Lookout! Another sale is approaching! This time it's Valve's turn, with Steam having a space themed sale for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Some of the Linux native games on sale:

See the special sales page here. Additionally, there's a lot more space themed games on sale that aren't on that page, find them here.

There's actually some really good deals there, quite a few games at really low prices. This is coming only soon after their huge summer sale, it seems every store does a sale for every theme possible now, not that I am complaining it's good for my and your bank balance of course.

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Patola 18 July 2019 at 7:16 pm UTC
There's also my beloved X4: Foundations there...
Purple Library Guy 18 July 2019 at 7:39 pm UTC
One of my first memories is sitting in a pleasantly dim living room watching a little black and white TV set showing men in spacesuits walking and jumping on the moon for the first time.
Odd to realize that we couldn't do it today. Well, we could, but we'd have to first spend years and billions of dollars to develop and build new Saturn V equivalents. There is a capacity we had in 1969 that doesn't currently exist because we let it lapse.
(Edited to add: That's an odd "we", now that I think about it. I'm Canadian, and we never had the capacity, only the Americans did; while if I go worldwide, I don't know if the Russians might still have some rockets hanging around they could strap together and send to the moon--they never actually did that, but I wouldn't be surprised if an Energia booster could have done it. But perhaps the main spacefaring country had the capacity and lost it)


Last edited by Purple Library Guy at 18 July 2019 at 7:49 pm UTC
TimeFreeze 18 July 2019 at 8:25 pm UTC
Dont buy stuff...dont buy stuff...
chancho_zombie 18 July 2019 at 9:21 pm UTC
there's also Master of Orion one of the few AAA done by an argie dev studio.
x_wing 18 July 2019 at 9:58 pm UTC
Everspace has 75% of discount but I doubt that any Linux gamer that wants to call himself that way doesn't have it yet
F.Ultra 18 July 2019 at 11:15 pm UTC
Purple Library GuyOne of my first memories is sitting in a pleasantly dim living room watching a little black and white TV set showing men in spacesuits walking and jumping on the moon for the first time.
Odd to realize that we couldn't do it today. Well, we could, but we'd have to first spend years and billions of dollars to develop and build new Saturn V equivalents. There is a capacity we had in 1969 that doesn't currently exist because we let it lapse.
(Edited to add: That's an odd "we", now that I think about it. I'm Canadian, and we never had the capacity, only the Americans did; while if I go worldwide, I don't know if the Russians might still have some rockets hanging around they could strap together and send to the moon--they never actually did that, but I wouldn't be surprised if an Energia booster could have done it. But perhaps the main spacefaring country had the capacity and lost it)

The Russians landed a rocket (Luna 2) on the Moon in 1959. China landed on the far side of the Moon in January this very year and had previously landed a rover on the Moon in 2013.

I think you are a bit American-centric there ;)

edit: and SpaceX launced a Israeli funded lunar lander in February 2019 so the Falcon 9 have the capacity to at least send unmanned space crafts to the Moon.

Long list of landings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing


Last edited by F.Ultra at 18 July 2019 at 11:18 pm UTC
Doc Angelo 18 July 2019 at 11:40 pm UTC
The Europen Space Agency also did some very interesting stuff. They made it happen to LAND a probe on a COMET. It started in 2004 and landed in 2016, after a series of flybys of a number of planets to gain enough speed to accomplish this. It is mind boggling if you think of the planning that has gone into this. I wonder if there was any coverage of that in the US or other regions.


Rosetta on Wikipedia
Flight Path of Rosetta


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Purple Library Guy 18 July 2019 at 11:47 pm UTC
F.UltraThe Russians landed a rocket (Luna 2) on the Moon in 1959.
With people in it?
chancho_zombie 18 July 2019 at 11:55 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy
F.UltraThe Russians landed a rocket (Luna 2) on the Moon in 1959.
With people in it?

the Russians got it all wrong we are not going to conquer the universe sending dogs and space monkeys.


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F.Ultra 19 July 2019 at 12:08 am UTC
Purple Library Guy
F.UltraThe Russians landed a rocket (Luna 2) on the Moon in 1959.
With people in it?

You might think that Apollo 11 would not have been the first manned Moon landing if that where the case ;). I was referring to your "I don't know if the Russians might still have some rockets hanging around they could strap together and send to the moon--they never actually did that" since the Russians actually did send a rocket to the Moon (and did so several times).

Soon SpaceX will build the Falcon Super Heavy which will have capacity to send crews to both the Moon and Mars so there are still interesting times ahead!
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